Franklin and Marshall College, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was established in 1787 on a donation of 200 pounds by Benjamin Franklin. F&M has a 10 to 1 student to faculty ration with an average class size of nineteen students. The school offers a large number of study abroad programs, is host to over 75 clubs and organizations, and nearly 30 athletic teams. Students are encouraged to try a variety of things throughout their education and F&M, be it experimenting in the arts or working alongside faculty on research projects.
Franklin and Marshall College encourages students to work alongside professors to realize ideas and explore fully concepts presented in classrooms. The school offers a large number of majors and provides a flexible curriculum to assist students in experiencing a variety of subjects.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Franklin and Marshall College accepts applications online, and has a variety of methods for determining a students' academic acumen, accepting that standardized test scores may not be reflective of a student's ability and accepting graded writing samples in lieu of such scores. Students will be asked to submit various forms and information throughout the application process, such as transcripts, and should be prepared to do so when asked.
Financial aid is distributed based on need, and the school will provide the for that need throughout the four years the student attends. Need is determined by the school and can be elaborated upon by a financial aid officer at the school.
The F&M Diplomats participate in the NCAA Division III, ECAC, Centennial Conference, and the EIWA.
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Franklin and Marshall College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Franklin and Marshall College is about 2,200, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $50,000-$60,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||63%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||57%||$40,089|
|Receiving Student Loans||52%||$5,567|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Franklin and Marshall College may provide services like those listed below:
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Franklin and Marshall College has a high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||84%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||3%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.4%|
Franklin and Marshall College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Centennial Conference)
- Basketball (Centennial Conference)
- Track and Field (Centennial Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Centennial Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Franklin and Marshall College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown, PA (43 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Franklin and Marshall College for official up-to-date information.